Privacy Policy

Overview

This Privacy Policy has been created to express our commitment to protect information provided by users. Mental Health Academy is aware of the current trend towards communications and distribution of information, and we have established protocols and security measures to keep your information protected from mischievous use, as far as reasonably possible.

The practices and policies described herein apply to all users of Mental Health Academy. Each time you visit the website and use any of our services you are, by doing so, accepting the practices and policies described below. You agree that by using the website and service of Mental Health Academy (together being the “website”) you are expressly and affirmatively consenting to our use of information that you have provided. Mental Health Academy will only use that information for the purpose of providing the services mentioned on the website, together with periodically providing you information on its products and services.

Collection of Personal Information

For the purpose of operating the website effectively and providing the services described in the same, Mental Health Academy may collect personal information from its users. Generally we will inform you of the use of the information and provide optional fields to information that is not mandatory by the system.

Distribution of Personal Information

The use of your information will be restricted to the provision of the services that are characterised on the website, unless you expressly consent otherwise. If there are legal requirements to access your personal data, you will be informed before the event is conducted.

All users should be aware that by voluntarily displaying personal information in the website (such as in a Forum), that information can be accessed by other users.

Mental Health Academy will only collect personal information from individuals by fair and lawful means which is necessary for its functions. Mental Health Academy will only collect sensitive information with the consent of the individual and if that information is reasonably necessary for the functions of the website.

The information requested from individuals will only be used to provide you with Mental Health Academy’s services, which may include providing you access to courses, videos, content and assessments; obtaining feedback about courses, videos, content and services; advise you of upcoming events; administer and manage your profile, including billing and collecting debts; further develop and improve our business and educational systems; and inform you about new products and services that we may introduce from time to time. If an individual chooses not to provide certain information then Mental Health Academy may be unable to register that person as a user or member.

Your personal information will be held by the Institute for a period up to 30 years.

Disclosure of personal information

For the purposes set out above, we may disclose your personal information to the following organisations:

Mental Health Academy will not disclose an individual’s personal information to another person or organisation unless:

Where personal information is disclosed for the purposes of enforcement of the criminal law or of a law imposing a pecuniary penalty, or for the purpose of the protection of the public revenue, Mental Health Academy shall include in the record containing that information a note of the disclosure.

Any person or organisation that collects information on behalf of Mental Health Academy or to whom personal information is disclosed as described in this procedure will be required to not use or disclose the information for a purpose other than the purpose for which the information was collected by them or supplied to them.

Security and integrity of personal information

Mental Health Academy is committed to ensuring the confidentiality, security and integrity of the personal information it collects, uses and discloses.

Mental Health Academy will take all reasonable steps to ensure that any personal information collected is relevant to the purpose for which is was collected, is accurate, up to date and complete.

Mental Health Academy will store securely all records containing personal information and take all reasonable security measures to protect personal information it holds from misuse, interference, loss, unauthorised access, modification or disclosure.

Where Mental Health Academy has no further use for personal information for any purpose disclosed, or is no longer required to maintain that personal information, all reasonable steps will be taken to destroy or de-identify the information.

Right to access and correct records

Individuals have the right to access or obtain a copy of the personal information that Mental Health Academy holds about them. Requests to access or obtain a copy of personal information must be made in writing. There is no charge for an individual to access personal information that Mental Health Academy holds about them; however Mental Health Academy may charge a fee to make a copy. Individuals will be advised of how they may access or obtain a copy of their personal information and any applicable fees within 10 days of receiving their written request.

If an individual considers their personal information to be incorrect, incomplete, out of date or misleading, they can request that the information be amended. Where a record is found to be inaccurate, a correction will be made as soon as practical. Where an individual requests that a record be amended because it is inaccurate but the record is found to be accurate, the details of the request for amendment will be noted on the record. There is no charge for making a request to correct personal information.

Written requests for access to, to obtain a copy of, or correct personal information held by Mental Health Academy should be sent to:

Operations Manager
Mental Health Academy
Locked Bag 15
Fortitude Valley QLD 4006

Complaints about an alleged breach of the APPs

Where an individual believes that Mental Health Academy has breached a Privacy Principle in relation to that individual they may lodge a complaint using Mental Health Academy’s grievance handling procedures.

Publication

These Privacy and Personal Information Procedures will be made available to persons seeking to register with Mental Health Academy by publication on Mental Health Academy’s website: www.mentalhealthacademy.com.au.

IP Addresses
Mental Health Academy web servers collect your IP address to assist us maintain the quality of the services provided and to be able to diagnose any problems with the system. The information collected is aggregate only and cannot be associated with your private information.

Cookies

The use of cookies is a tool to improve your access to the website, and sometimes a requirement to access specific sections of the same. Although you can change your web browser configuration in order to block cookies, it is not a recommended practice as it may restrict your access to our services.

Mental Health Academy will never sell, hire or distribute any information to third parties which are not involved in the system unless there is an affirmative consent from the user.

Access to Private Information

You are able to access and modify your private information at any time (unless the website is out of service). We encourage our users to frequently update and maintain their personal information. If you are having any problems with editions and updates, send an email to our support team.

Information Security

Your login username and password are unique and will not be distributed to any other party. Mental Health Academy will confirm your username and password via email upon registration; it is your responsibility to keep it from others. We will not allow access to your details by third parties unless your explicit authorisation is given.

Public Information

Any information posted in a Forum or web resource is regarded as public information. Although Mental Health Academy strives to maintain the security of your personal information, we cannot protect it when placed in a public environment (bulletin board).

Communications

All written communications between users and Mental Health Academy will be recorded for the purposes of providing end-user support and improving service quality. This information will only be accessed by our support team and only be used for the purposes of improving your use of the system.

Email Communications

Mental Health Academy may contact you if there are any problems with your personal information, account details or other issues relating to the provision of our services. We will never contact you by email for the purposes of obtaining financial information (such as bank details or credit card numbers).

When a payment is processed and declined for any reason, we will inform you via email. However, if you need to update your payment details, please do not do so via email. Members have the option to 1/ change their details via their Profile (must be logged-in), or 2/ contact our support team during business hours on (07) 3112 2090 to update details via the phone.

Telephone Communications

The Mental Health Academy support team may contact users to help with problems they may encounter from time to time. We advise you not to provide your password during telephone communications.

Feedback

Mental Health Academy encourages users to provide feedback about our website and services. All enquiries will be carefully considered and responded to by our customer support team (along with any actions it may require).

Online Newsletter

By registering with Mental Health Academy you will receive our online newsletter (ezine) to keep you informed of our services and special offers. Your name and email will be used for the delivery of the newsletter. You can automatically unsubscribe from the ezine at any time using the link within the ezine.

Advertising and Third-Party Information

The website may contain advertising and other type of information about third-party companies. Usually, the information will be linked to their website with the purpose of providing convenience to our users. Mental Health Academy is not responsible for the information provided by these companies, whether in our website or theirs.

Nevertheless, Mental Health Academy will review relevant information before publishing any details on the website. This process will occur in order to protect our users from viewing any type of inappropriate content.

Updates

The website content may be updated at any time. In the case of a major change, users will be provided with a notice either by email or through the website. Any changes to this Privacy Content or the Terms and Conditions will be updated on the website (we advise our users to periodically check the contents for any changes).

User Tips

Other Information

If you have any enquiries about this Privacy Content or any of our services, please email us.

To find out more information about privacy content in Australia, visit the Australian Federal Privacy Commissioner's website.